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Race Review: Hardcore Mudd Run

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

The weekend of September 10th and 11th I got to attend an OCR called the Hardcore Mudd Run (HMR). Since the event is put on by firefighters and was occurring the weekend of September 11th, it seemed like a cool event to attend. As with most small OCRs that put on few events throughout the year, it had a mix of good and bad.

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Spartan Race Begins Educational Stage of USADA Anti-Doping Implementation at World Championships

Yesterday evening, Spartan Race put out a press release about an informational session at the Reebok World Championships with the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Association) as the first step towards drug testing for the race series. The initial press release had many shaking their heads as to what this all means and how it will immediately affect the athletes at the event next weekend. This morning we spoke with Spartan Race's Director of Sport - Joe Di Stefano to find out more about this announcement.

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5 Signs of an OCR Racing Fanatic

As has been written numerous times before, obstacle course racing for many has transcended a simple activity they do on the weekends. The industry has a way of sticking around, like that mud behind your ear still there a week after you raced. The sport permeates your life, and you find your entire lifestyle changing, bedtimes are earlier, training is scheduled into your calendar, weekends become an excuse for an extended excursion in the woods or crazy long session in the gym. Not sure if you are a real OCR Racing Fanatic, read on and see if you have these five symptoms?

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CMC Special Airs Tonight on SNY

September 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Civilian Military Combine stands apart from other obstacle course races because it is a true hybrid obstacle course race (OCR). The CMC heat starts in The PIT™ followed by a five-mile race with 25-plus obstacles. The goal of the event is to find the most versatile and conditioned athlete. Recently, the company relaunched in Brooklyn, New York and tonight the special filmed at the event airs on SNY channel.

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OCRTUBE: Conquer The Gauntlet Arkansas

Conquer the Gauntlet headed to Arkansas over the weekend. Arnel Banawa of OCRTUBE made a trip to the midwest to check this series that continues to get praise from many around the OCR community. The globetrotting Banawa called this race, "I think that this is OCR's best kept secret! How did I not know about this 5-year-old race company?" with a reaction like that you know it is a good event.

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Do You Have What it Takes to “Be” a Navy SEAL?

The Selection: Special Operations Experiment takes 30 men and women with no military background through the most intense physical and mental challenge of their lives, according to History. The volunteers are trained and led by veterans of the Navy SEALs, Green Berets and Army Rangers, who drive those who are willing to push themselves to the limits of the human body and mind. The eight-episode series will premiere at 10 PM Thursday, December 15.

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